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Login Window for Creating Databases and Installing Programs

Enter your 'Config Username' and the corresponding password in the upper part of the Login field. If you have several Database sessions (eGW Domains), you can select the desired domain from the drop-down list.
  • As soon as you click on the [Login] button, you will enter the actual eGroupWare setup and configuration utility.
Enter your 'Admin Username' and the corresponding password in the lower part of the Login Window.
  • As soon as you click on the [Login] button, you will enter the eGroupWare Manage Header utility.

Note: If you have lost or forgotten your password, you can reset it in the '' file. Open the file in a text editor and scroll down to the 'header_admin_password" or 'config_passwd' - shown as 'md5-hash' encrypted text - and replace it with a 'normal text' password. Close the file, login using the normal text password you entered, and immediately change your password within the Manage Header utility, so that it is once again encrypted within the '' file.

Setting up eGroupWare using the Setup/Config Username Login (the upper login field in the Setup window:

Step 1 - Simple Application Management
  • In the drop-down list at the top, you can select a character-set. Use UTF-8, if you plan to use languages with non-Roman or accented characters or different character palettes. The default character set reflects your own character-set (e.g. ISO-8859-1 for western Europe).
  • You have two possibilities for creating Databases:
    • You can create a database manually: (e.g. under MySQL)
    Login to mysql using a terminal window (enter 'mysql -u root -p' at the prompt), or, e.g. through phpMyAdmin
    create an empty database, and establish access privileges - mysql> CREATE DATABASE egroupware;
    mysql> GRANT ALL ON egroupware.* TO egroupware@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'asdfghjkl';
    • You can allow a database to be created for you: To do this you need to enter the DB root username (e.g. 'root') and the DB root password (e.g. (blank)) for a newly created MySql-Database, and then click the button [Create Database].
  • Then click the button [Re-Check My Installation], in order to verify your entries.
  • Now you can change the character-set again if you need to, [install] any programs, or restore from a previous backup by choosing the corresponding file using your file manager (e.g. Explorer or Finder), and clicking the [Install Backup] button.
We suggest not selecting the 'extra debug messages' - mark the tickbox only if there are problems during installation, and then attempt the installation again.
If you have not received any error messages, your programs were successfully installed.
Now, make sure to click the button [Recheck My Installation] again.
Now you will see the symbol next to Step 1

Step 2 - Configuration
Here you can configure different settings for eGroupWare.

Step 3 - Establish an Administrator Account
Here you can create your administrator account.

Step 4 - Language Administration
Here you can select in which language you want to use eGroupWare. It is a multi-selection box, where you can select several languages (more than one with the CTRL-key).
Now you will see the symbol next to Step 4

Step 5 - Advanced Administration of Applications
Here you see in a table all installed applications and if there installation was successful.

Step 6 - Backup and Recovery of the Database
With this program you backup your database, plan a regular data backup or recover your database from a backup.

User Manual / Installation of eGroupWare

The user manual is written by Outdoor Unlimited Training GmbH, who also offers support together with Stylite AG, see eGroupWare support.
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